Adult Community Services


Dane County Department of Human Services, through its Area Agency on Aging, Public Health Madison Dane County, and Adult Community Services Division coordinates and purchases an array of services designed to improve the health, safety, and well-being of older adults in Dane County and to enable them to reside in their own homes and apartments as long as possible.

Pursuant to the Federal Older Americans Act, the Wisconsin Elders Act and in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging Board, staff provide and purchase the following services: information and assistance, elder abuse and neglect investigation, nutrition, outreach, case management, transportation, benefit specialist, volunteer opportunities, home care/chore services; develop and implement programs and services to meet the needs of caregivers of elders and for older persons who are the primary caregivers of minor family members, conduct an ongoing assessment of service system capacity and gaps; develop a three year County Aging Plan including initiatives consistent with identified needs and gaps; coordinate services offered by Dane County and community agencies.

General Eligibility

Services are typically available to:

  • Dane County residents
  • Age 60 and older

Additional eligibility requirements apply for some services.

How to Apply

Information on applying is specified under each service.


Cost will vary depending on the service. Some services may be free while others require a co-pay or payment based on a sliding scale fee. While there is no charge for congregate or home delivered meals, participants are asked to donate what they can reasonably afford.